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Well after a few days its come done to 3 scopes. A leupold 2.5-8X36, a 4200 3-9X 40,and a sightron s2big sky 3-9X42. come on boys tell what you'd pick and why. Found them all to be within $30 of each other so dont use price to compare
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All three are good scopes.

As an allround package, my vote goes for S2 Big Sky on the strnegth of its optical quality, knobs, adjustment range and eye relief.

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Thanks Ok thats one for the sightron anyone else?
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I am not familiar with the Sightron, but know the other two.  Based upon the fact that Koshkin HAS 1st hand knowledge of all three, I would say... go with what The Dark Lord recommends.  To do otherwise might be hazardous (or at least leave you with a less than desireable optic).  
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You can't really go wrong with any of the three.  It all comes down to what is more important to you.

I think Sightron is the best allround choice, but if you wat something as light as possible, Leupy is a bit more compact, for example.

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I was disappointed with a SII 1.5-6 I previously had ..Eye relief didn't come close to factory specs, and low light performance left allot to be desired ..left me sour on Sightron
Admittedly - I have not peeked through the Big Sky version yet
 
I'd go with the 4200 Elite ( has  Rainguard also)
 
Hopefully Mr Koshkin will see kindly to spare me
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Originally posted by martin3175 martin3175 wrote:

I was disappointed with a SII 1.5-6 I previously had ..Eye relief didn't come close to factory specs, and low light performance left allot to be desired ..left me sour on Sightron
Admittedly - I have not peeked through the Big Sky version yet
 
I'd go with the 4200 Elite ( has  Rainguard also)
 
Hopefully Mr Koshkin will see kindly to spare me


Fair enough, I will spare you Behead, maybe.

I will add though, that S2 Big Sky has Climate Control coatings (Sightron's version of Rainguard).

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I would say it depends on what it's going on.  The Leupold 2.5-8X36 is perfect for my Kimber 84.  If size doesn't matter I'd go with the S2.
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it's a toss up for me between the 4200 and Big Sky.  If forced to choose, I'd go with the Big Sky!
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I agree with mwyates, it really depends on the gun. I love the 2.5-8x36 on my BLR but I also like the 4200's rain guard on my Pro Hunter. I have not had a lot of experience with the Sightron but after reading all the good reviews from this sight and looking through both the 4200 and the big sky I like the bushnell.  
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All are very nice, though I've not looked through a Big Sky yet I had a SII that I liked.  For me this would probably come down to personal preference, there are no losers in this group.

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 Gonna vote for Sightron. Got an SII I really like.
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As someone else mentioned, it depends on what its going on and how you`re using it. I don`t see a problem in owning either.

I personally prefer the looks, size, magnification and weight of the 2.5-8x36 VX3, but like the Rainguard of the 4200 and hear nothing but good reports about the Big Sky.......  Head Banger
 
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